World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland
Dr Mauricio Maza, Executive Director for BHI was an invited panelist to share the success story of El Salvador's screen and treat strategy for cervical cancer prevention. We are excited to work with Global Stakeholders on a plan to elimante cervical cancer worldwide.
BHI and The Ministry of Health (MOH)
Drs. Melendez and Torres join the National Director of Noncommunicable Diseases, Dr. Algeria Dubon, at a meeting regarding the creation of the national policy for the integral approach of non-communicable diseases in El Salvador.
Universidad Dr. Matias Delgado’s 22 Medical Congress
Dr. Maza is an invited speaker at the 22nd Medical Congress in El Salvador, where he presents BHI’s impact on national and international policies.
The Affordable Cancer Technologies Conference
Drs. Cremer, Maza, Alfaro, and Soler, attend "The Affordable Cancer Technologies Conference" at the National Cancer Institute in Washington, D.C., where Dr. Cremer gives a talk on the UH3 regarding a randomized controlled trial comparing cure rates between CryoPen® and thermoablation.
Training and Research
MD Anderson / Rice travel to El Salvador to train BHI personnel on a new test for HPV. Each test, might cost as low as $2.
Self-sampling follow up
BHI doctors perform a one year follow up on patients from Ilobasco in El Salvador, who tested positive during the self-sampling project.
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Dr. Maza is invited as a speaker at the UAB, where he shares BHI’s cervical cancer preventable model.
American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology Conference
Drs. Cremer, Maza and Alfaro attend the ASCCP Conference in Las Vegas, and present the results of one of the first studies testing the acceptability of HPV tests as a cervical cancer screening method among transgender men in a LMIC.
BHI welcomes new leadership
Dr. Mauricio Maza becomes the new Executive Director. Dr. Maza has been an integral member of BHI since 2004 and is a globally recognized public health expert and advocate.
Drs. Cremer and Masch visit the Shanxi Day Hospital in Taiyuan, the Shanxi Province to discuss opening another site for the UH3.
Latin American symposium on HPV
Drs. Melendez and Torres attend the Fourth Latin American symposium on HPV, held in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Annual Conference of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health
Drs. Masch and Soler present BHI research at the 6th Symposium on Global Cancer Research at the Annual Conference of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health in New York City, NY.
Dr. Miriam Cremer receives prestigious invitation
Dr. Cremer is asked to be in the NIH study section for the Academic-Industrial Partnerships for Translation of Technologies for Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment (R01)
World Cancer Day
Our team joins the World Cancer Day initiative “Yo puedo tu puedes”, and is featured in the UICC and World Cancer Day social media accounts. Further on, BHI’s initiative is included in the World Cancer Day Annual report.
Rising Tide Foundation and BHI visit communities and patients to monitor results of CAPE, and meet with local health promoters to discuss the program’s expansion.
BHI and The Ministry of Health
BHI and the MOH host a workshop for salvadorean health promoters on early detection programs, including self sampling.